The SpaceOur house is part of an historic building, and was fully restored by us a couple of years ago. High ceilings, big windows, lots of light and breeze all through the spaces... simple pleasures of other times' architecture.
The place was completely abandoned and we managed to bring it back to life, doing most of the work ourselves and filling the rooms with art, design and reclaimed furniture. Now we'd like to share it with people who appreciate the same things that we do. Guest AccessYou'll be able to enjoy the entire house... Read a book in the library, have breakfast in the balcony, take a soothing bath & a glass of wine in our antique bathtub, resume the day dining in the pleasant terrace. It's all included ; )
All we ask is for you to respect our home and our belongings. Interaction with GuestsSadly, we won't be reachable during your stay (since we also love to travel!), but someone in our family will be welcoming you at the apartment and shall be available for anything you might need.
Also during your stay, he or she may pass by to water the plants (there are many), so you don't have to worry about it. The NeighborhoodOur neighborhood is the renowned La Boca, perhaps the most popular and impressive in Buenos Aires. Immigrants from all over the world settled here, tango was born a few blocks away, Maradona rose to fame playing in "la Bombonera" (you can see it from our terrace!)
Nowadays, 'murgas' (carnival-style music groups from the Río de la Plata) cheer the parks, students make art in the sidewalks, couples get closer at the milongas, neighbours keep gathering at the front door for 'mate' or 'asado'... as they did a houndred years ago.
A great chance for real travellers to know the authentic heart of Buenos Aires, and discover the true essence of being 'porteño'. Getting AroundThe apartment is walking distance from must-visit spots, such as colorful Caminito, acclaimed "la Bombonera" (Boca Juniors Stadium), cosmopolitan San Telmo, trendy Madero Harbour (the 'New B.A.')
Plenty of places to grab a cocktail, coffee or a bite nearby (traditional, new, cheap, chic, argentinian, italian, spanish, french, arab... you'll be satisfied for sure). An emerging gastronomic pole in picturesque Caseros street is waiting for you only ten blocks away, with exquisite restaurants and places to sit al fresco.
Countless markets and grocery stores to buy fresh food and bring it home.
Art lovers can take a walk to Fundación PROA, Quinquela Martin's home and museum, CMD (Metropolitan Center of Design), MAMBA (Museum of Modern Art), Lola Mora's breathtaking Nereids fountain... and enjoy lots of urban art all over the streets meanwhile.
If you're more into nature, Lezama Park is one of the prettiest in the city and its lanes are gorgeous. So is the ecological reserve Costanera Sur, an urban oasis facing the wide river.
For a taste of Buenos Aires music, there are many tango places and "milongas" all around. You can try to dance and have fun, or simply pick a bottle o'wine and listen to the band.
Lots of buses can take you downtown to Corrientes avenue theaters, Plaza de Mayo or the Pink House (15''), Recoleta marvelous cemetery (30''), Palermo's nightlife and design stores (40'') or train stations like Retiro (25'') and Constitución (10'') to reach further places.
And if you're keen on the hop-on hop-off bus tours, there's a stop right around the corner... What are the chances?!!
It's a well connected point, but quiet enough to relax in the evenings and take a deep rest before another pleasant day of city-sightseeing.
Almost forgot..! It is important for you to know that the area is very safe; we hang around daily, come back certainly late, take buses and cabs, talk to people in the streets in case of needing advice, live as "carelessly" as you might in any big city... and nothing ever happened to us.
We love our neighborhood, and hope you'll love it too. Other Things to NoteTap water is safe (some say it tastes funny, but we all drink it)
You can use our local Netflix account, wifi connection, and listen to some pretty vintage CDs.
Our bike is available for you to take a ride in the neighborhood (remember: there's no lift! You'll need to carry it downstairs/upstairs each time... and take really good care of it in the streets, it must not be left alone)
We have a queen bed and the house is set for two; but if you happen to need an extra place to sleep there's an air mattress that can be pumped-up right away.